Americans with Disabilities Act

 

The University of Alabama is committed to nondiscrimination and employment of qualified individuals with physical and mental disabilities in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and state and local laws and ordinances. An individual is considered to have a disability if he or she has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment.

The ADA prohibits discrimination against a qualified individual with a disability in employment practices such as job application procedures, hiring, promotion, discharge, compensation, training, benefits and other conditions of employment. A qualified individual is one who can perform the essential functions of his or her job with or without a reasonable accommodation. The ADA also requires that employers provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with known disabilities. A reasonable accommodation is designed to assist an employee in the performance of his or her job without placing an undue hardship on The University or posing a direct threat to the employee or to other individuals.

The Department of Human Resources has been designated to coordinate employee requests for workplace accommodations. Employees should make accommodation requests by completing the Employee Accommodation Request Form and returning it to the ADA Coordinator. It is your responsibility to request an accommodation. The University may require written documentation from your health care provider with knowledge of your limitations. If an accommodation has been approved, implementation of the accommodation will be handled by your department.

If you requested and were granted an accommodation, you must report changes in your ongoing need for accommodation.

Please contact Emily Marbutt, ADA Coordinator, at 205-348-7733 or emarbutt@fa.ua.edu with any questions.

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Reasonable Accommodations: A Guide for Supervisors 

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Employee Accommodation Request Form

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Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability